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closed 4/22/2008 via PR Newswire

BuzzLogic, acquired Activeweave

synopsis: BuzzLogic, an online influence-targeting company and growing social media ad network, today announced its acquisition of Activeweave, the software company behind browser companion application BlogRovR.
buyer: BuzzLogic
BuzzLogic(R) is a technology company and growing ad network enabling marketers and publishers to harness online influence to create and execute effective social media growth strategies. BuzzLogic uses patented algorithms to identify influential online discussions on any topic. "
target: Activeweave
Activeweave's core product, the BlogRovR browser plug-in, allows users to view relevant content from their favorite bloggers as they browse the Internet. The application works as a personalized search engine; every time a user views a Web page, BlogRovR content from a list of pre-selected bloggers.
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closed 8/4/2011 via PR Newswire

Meltwater Group, acquired IceRocket.com, LLC

synopsis: Meltwater Group, one of the world's leading online media intelligence companies, announced the acquisition of IceRocket, a top social search engine. IceRocket offers market-leading blog search options for identifying trends, influencers, shared links and popular topics.
buyer: Meltwater Group
Meltwater Group is committed to challenging existing business models by introducing disruptive technologies. The Meltwater Group delivers B2B solutions based on search engine technology, cloud computing and search engine marketing. "
target: IceRocket.com, LLC
IceRocket, a privately owned and operated search engine, is a global leader in commercial search services on the Internet, providing new and more powerful ways for customers to find exactly what they are looking for using its innovative blog search technology.
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closed 1/29/2008 via BusinessWire

Lijit Networks, acquired BigSwerve

synopsis: Lijit Networks, Inc., a company that provides revolutionary search tools and statistics for blog publishers, has announced the acquisition of BigSwerve, a leading startup in blog comment discovery. BigSwerve has crawled and indexed over 400 million comments from more than 3 million authors since its formation in 2006.
buyer: Lijit Networks
The Lijit Search Wijit gives readers the opportunity to actively search blog publishers’ posts, bookmarks, blogroll, and more, ensuring they only receive the most relevant search results from sources they trust. In return, publishers receive detailed search statistics. "
target: BigSwerve
BigSwerve is going to be the first company to release a well targeted application using Semantic Web technologies in the social media category — maybe for the consumer Internet altogether.
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cancelled 4/13/2006 via

Think Partnership, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of IceRocket.com, LLC

synopsis: Think Partnership Inc. announced that the Company has entered into a letter of intent to acquire IceRocket.com, LLC, which operates a comprehensive real-time search engine that focuses on blogs and RSS, providing its visitors the latest in top news, business, technology, health, and sports stories.
buyer: Think Partnership, Inc. (AMEX:INUV:$83.58)
Inuvo is a leading provider of performance-based online marketing services that deliver customers to advertisers and revenue to publishers. Clients achieve their goals across marketing channels that include search, affiliate, lead generation and email. "
target: IceRocket.com, LLC
IceRocket, a privately owned and operated search engine, is a global leader in real-time search services on the Internet, providing new and more powerful ways for people to find exactly what they are looking for. IceRocket has innovative blog search technology to search the blogosphere.
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announced 8/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, will acquire Answers Corporation

synopsis: Funds advised by Apax Partners, a global private equity firm, announced that they have entered into an agreement to acquire Answers Corporation, the parent company of Answers.com and a leading provider of cloud-based solutions that enhance customer acquisition and brand engagement, from Summit Partners, TA Associates, and founder shareholders.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates globally and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Apax Partners has advised funds that total over $40 billion around the world in aggregate. "
target parent: Summit Partners
target: Answers Corporation
Answers' mission is to empower consumers, brands and organizations by connecting them with the information they need to make better-informed decisions. The Answers Platform leverages the sizable reach of Answers.com, and its leading cloud-based solutions from ForeSee, Webcollage and ResellerRatings.
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closed 4/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Answers Corporation merged with AFCV Holdings, LLC,

synopsis: Answers.com, creators of the leading answer engine Answers.com®, announced that AFCV Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of growth equity investor Summit Partners, has consummated the previously announced merger to acquire Answers.com.
buyer parent: Summit Partners
buyer: AFCV Holdings, LLC
AFCV Holdings, a portfolio company of growth equity investor Summit Partners, was established in 2007 to build, acquire, and operate a broad range of independent Internet technologies, businesses, and resources that connect consumers seeking advice with the most relevant and comprehensive content. "
target: Answers Corporation
Answers Corporation owns and operates Answers.com, the leading Q&A site. Answers.com is a community-generated social knowledge Q&A platform, leveraging wiki-based technologies. Through the contributions of its large and growing community, answers are improved and updated over time.
price ($mm)[EV]
$113 [$87]
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$21
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$5
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19.1x
closed 2/2/2011 via Market Wire

Outbrain Inc., acquired Surphace

synopsis: Outbrain announced that it has acquired the Surphace technology and other assets (formerly known as Sphere) from AOL Inc. Through this acquisition, Outbrain broadens its reach among leading online publishers, while enhancing its technology and overall product suite to create the category leader in online content discovery.
buyer: Outbrain Inc.
Outbrain is the leading content recommendation engine, reaching a highly engaged audience through distribution on top publisher sites, including USA Today, iVillage, PC Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, The Daily Beast and Slate. "
target parent: AOL Inc.
target: Surphace
Surphace is a robust content recommendation platform in use by many of today's leading online publishers including: LA Times, Baltimore Sun, Popeater, AOL News, Billboard, Wordpress.com and others.
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announced 8/16/2010 via BusinessWire

Ybrant Digital, will acquire Lycos, Inc.

synopsis: Ybrant Digital, the end-to-end provider of digital marketing solutions, announced the signing of the stock purchase agreement to acquire Lycos Inc., the leading brand of search based internet properties and services, from Daum Communications of Korea.
buyer: Ybrant Digital (BSE:532368:$325.42)
Ybrant Digital offers Digital Marketing solutions to businesses, agencies, and online publishers worldwide. With over 20 billion impressions a month, Ybrant's network serves leading brands such as SAP, Porsche, Ford, UPS, and Swissair. "
target parent: Daum Communications
target: Lycos, Inc. (:$325.42)
Lycos' award-winning products and services include tools for video viewing and sharing, social networking, blogging, web publishing and hosting, online games, e-mail, and search. Lycos consistently averages 12 - 15 million monthly unique visitors in the U.S.
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$36
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closed 7/29/2009 via BusinessWire

LG Holding Corporation, merged with Mikojo, Inc.

synopsis: Mikojo Inc., an Internet search engine company that develops and deploys innovative advanced information search products for consumer and enterprise solutions, announced that it has completed its merger with LG Holding Corporation.
buyer: LG Holding Corporation
LG Holding Corporation has no current business operations. "
target: Mikojo, Inc.
Mikojo is a leading provider of search services and technology. Mikojo improves the search experience for consumers by providing mechanisms for users to specify search queries that integrate multiple data sources on the Internet. Based in Foster City, Calif.
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closed 4/15/2008 via BusinessWire

AOL, LLC., acquired Sphere Source, Inc

synopsis: AOL has acquired Sphere Source, Inc., a leading provider of contextual-search tools which offers related content to publishers. Sphere will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL as part of the company’s Programming division, which is led by Executive Vice President Bill Wilson.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: AOL, LLC. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Sphere Source, Inc
Founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, Sphere is focused on providing products that connect mainstream and conversational media content. Sphere’s contextual-search platform technology connects online content from blogs, video, media, photos and advertisements.
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closed 10/4/2006 via BusinessWire

Web2 Corp, acquired ByIndia.com

synopsis: Web2 Corp has completed its acquisition of www.ByIndia.com, adding a strategic property that it can enhance to capitalize on one of the fastest growing online communities in the world. Built by Indians for Indians, ByIndia.com has potential to dominate the search field in a country that promises to be the largest online population by 2010.
buyer: Web2 Corp (WBTO.OB:$0.00)
Web2 Corporation is an Internet technology marketing company focused on improving the ways people and businesses utilize the power of the Internet. We specialize in rapid creation and adaptation of technologies to address new markets of users by creating and simplifying useful products. "
target: ByIndia.com
Built by a small group of Indian programmers, ByIndia.com was designed to recognize the cultural and language issues of the world’s fourth-largest current Internet population.
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closed 5/30/2006 via BusinessWire

Marchex, Inc., acquired Open List, Inc.

synopsis: Marchex, Inc. today announced that it has acquired certain assets of Open List, Inc., including its robust content aggregation, search technology, and user-generated content platform that Marchex plans to deploy to its proprietary network of vertical and local Web sites.
buyer: Marchex, Inc. (MCHX:$100.67)
Marchex is an online technology company that helps merchants sell through search. The company is focused on search engine and contextual marketing, local search, and direct navigation. "
target: Open List, Inc.
Open List, Inc. was founded in 2003 to help people make better everyday decisions. To accomplish this, Open List interprets, structures and organizes the mass of relevant but highly fragmented information that exists on the Web today.
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closed 3/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired TheFind, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook announced it has acquired personalized shopping search engine TheFind, Inc. Its product allows people to get recommendations for products while searching through its database of products. A user could enter generic terms like “black sweater” and then compare prices on black sweaters from a wide array of retailers aggregated by TheFind.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$70,697.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: TheFind, Inc.
TheFind, Inc. applies patented e-commerce technology to make the consumer shopping experience easy, efficient and fun. The technology works in a multi-channel environment to personalize the shopping experience.
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closed 7/8/2010 via PR Web

NexTag, acquired Wize, Inc.

synopsis: NexTag, (NexTag.com), a leading comparison shopping website for products and services, announced the acquisition of Wize (Wize.com), an online product recommendation research engine. This agreement will enable NexTag to deliver greater levels of convenience and quality to the consumer online shopping experience.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: NexTag
Wize (Wize.com) simplifies product research by helping consumers find products based on their needs instead of technical product features. Users simply tell Wize what product they are looking for and how they want to use it. "
target: Wize, Inc.
Wize (Wize.com) simplifies product research by helping consumers find products based on their needs instead of technical product features. Users simply tell Wize what product they are looking for and how they want to use it.
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closed 1/19/2010 via PR Newswire

Time Inc., acquired StyleFeeder, Inc.

synopsis: Time Inc. announced that it has acquired StyleFeeder, a personal shopping engine that uses pattern recognition technology and its members' style preferences to make recommendations for clothing, shoes and accessories from thousands of online retailers. StyleFeeder will become part of the InStyle fam
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the largest content companies in the world. With a portfolio of 22 U.S. magazines and 26 U.S. Web sites, including some of the world's most popular, powerful and trusted brands, it is the largest magazine publisher in the U.S., and a leading publisher in the U.K. and Mexico. "
target: StyleFeeder, Inc.
StyleFeeder is a personal shopping engine that helps consumers shop for apparel, accessories, shoes, furniture, home goods and gadgets. Combing through thousands of stores and over 14 million products, StyleFeeder finds things that match consumers' style using proprietary recommendation technology.
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closed 11/12/2007 via BusinessWire

AOL, LLC., acquired Yedda, Inc.

synopsis: AOL announced today that it has acquired Yedda, Inc., a leading semantic social search Questions and Answer service. Yedda will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: AOL, LLC. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Yedda, Inc.
Yedda is a leading free Questions and Answer service. Yedda strives to merge the convenience and efficiency of search with the unlimited value of individual knowledge. Yedda connects knowledge seekers with knowledge sources over the Web, by bringing together relevant individuals.
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closed 10/3/2007 via

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Jellyfish.com

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired revenue-sharing product comparison site Jellyfish.com. Jellyfish, based in Middleton, Wisconsin, wants to turn the cost-per-click advertising model popularized by Google on its head. Under Jellyfish’s cost-per-action model, advertisers pay only when web surfers buy.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$134,249.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Jellyfish.com
Jellyfish is a new kind of search engine. We call it the Internet’s first buying engine. Search engines are great for finding information, but we think you also need a search engine that is perfect for when you want to buy something online.
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announced 7/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

500px, will acquire Algo Anywhere

synopsis: 500px announced that it has agreed to acquire Algo Anywhere, a provider of algorithmic recommendation solutions. 500px will fully integrate Algo’s recommendation engine into the 500px platform to further streamline and enhance image discovery and rating algorithms so that users are receiving even more personalized content.
buyer: 500px
500px is a photo community powered by creative people worldwide that lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photographs. "
target: Algo Anywhere
Algo Anywhere is a Canadian machine learning company dedicated to the development of easy-to-use, reliable and useful services developed with some of the latest results from the academic AI research community.
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closed 2/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Audioboom, acquired SONR News

synopsis: Audioboom Group PLC, the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content, said it has completed its acquisition of SONR News Ltd, Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics, all in one, easy to use dashboard.
buyer: Audioboom (AIM:BOOM:$0.59)
AudioBoom is the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content. With offices in London, Melbourne, Mumbai and New York City, they host thousands of podcasts with top tier audio content producers from around the world. "
target: SONR News
Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics as they pick up steam, all in one, easy to use dashboard. Using two proprietary forms of artificial intelligence, Sonr reduces the clutter of newsfeeds.
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announced 11/9/2014 via Company Press Release

Hottolink, Inc., will acquire Socialgist

synopsis: Hottolink has agreed to acquire Effyis, doing business as Socialgist. The company helps their users get access to the world’s social media data. They find it, index it, structure it and make it query-able. They do it at scale, on their own infrastructure and in their own data centers.
buyer: Hottolink, Inc. (TSE:3680:$8.88)
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them. "
target: Socialgist
Socialgist helps their users get access to the world’s social media data. They find it, index it, structure it and make it query-able. And they do it at scale, on their own infrastructure and in their own data centers, allowing the largest companies and largest brands in the world to rely on them.
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closed 4/22/2008 via PR Newswire

BuzzLogic, acquired Activeweave

synopsis: BuzzLogic, an online influence-targeting company and growing social media ad network, today announced its acquisition of Activeweave, the software company behind browser companion application BlogRovR.
buyer: BuzzLogic
BuzzLogic(R) is a technology company and growing ad network enabling marketers and publishers to harness online influence to create and execute effective social media growth strategies. BuzzLogic uses patented algorithms to identify influential online discussions on any topic. "
target: Activeweave
Activeweave's core product, the BlogRovR browser plug-in, allows users to view relevant content from their favorite bloggers as they browse the Internet. The application works as a personalized search engine; every time a user views a Web page, BlogRovR content from a list of pre-selected bloggers.
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closed 4/22/2008 via PR Newswire

BuzzLogic, acquired Activeweave

synopsis: BuzzLogic, an online influence-targeting company and growing social media ad network, today announced its acquisition of Activeweave, the software company behind browser companion application BlogRovR.
buyer: BuzzLogic
BuzzLogic(R) is a technology company and growing ad network enabling marketers and publishers to harness online influence to create and execute effective social media growth strategies. BuzzLogic uses patented algorithms to identify influential online discussions on any topic. "
target: Activeweave
Activeweave's core product, the BlogRovR browser plug-in, allows users to view relevant content from their favorite bloggers as they browse the Internet. The application works as a personalized search engine; every time a user views a Web page, BlogRovR content from a list of pre-selected bloggers.
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announced 7/22/2014 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Bizo, Inc.

synopsis: LinkedIn has agreed to acquire Bizo, the world's first targeted B2B audience targeting platform and advertising network, and currently reaches more than 45 million targeted business people across thousands of sites on the web. Bizo has created a new approach to online B2B marketing with precise ad targeting that's based on a prospect's bizographic.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Bizo, Inc.
Bizo, Inc. is the world's first targeted B2B audience targeting platform and advertising network, and currently reaches more than 45 million targeted business people across thousands of sites on the web.
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$175
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closed 2/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

Aktiv Digital, acquired Admax Network Pte Ltd.

synopsis: Mumbai-based online ad network and audience measurement provider Komli Media India Pvt Ltd has acquired Admax Network, a South-east Asian digital media network, for an undisclosed amount. Admax has presence in markets like Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
buyer parent: Komli Media India Pvt. Ltd.
buyer: Aktiv Digital
Aktiv Digital provides digital media solutions for publishers, advertising agencies, and advertisers in the Asia-Pacific market. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Singapore with additional offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia, and China. "
target parent: Softbank Corporation
target: Admax Network Pte Ltd.
Established in 2006, Admax Network is the largest online advertising network in Southeast Asia with offices in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam. Its network combines over 4,600 of the top local and international websites.
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closed 12/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Yahoo! Inc., acquired interclick, inc.

synopsis: Yahoo! Inc. has completed its tender offer for the outstanding shares of interclick, inc. interclick’s proprietary advertising and technology solutions enable it to dramatically improve data targeted solutions and optimized returns for advertisers.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: interclick, inc.
interCLICK.com operates the interCLICK Network, a highly targeted contextual marketing network designed to balance the interests of publishers, advertisers and users. The interCLICK Network combines advanced contextual awareness technology with a large base of top tier publisher sites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$227 [$220]
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$128
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closed 9/14/2011 via Market Wire

Exponential Interactive Inc., acquired Adotube, Inc.

synopsis: Exponential Interactive Inc., the owner of global online advertising provider Tribal Fusion and engagement video solution Firefly Video, has completed the acquisition of AdoTube, a centralized end-to-end digital video solution offering publishers and advertisers easy and efficient access to proprietary in-stream video advertising.
buyer: Exponential Interactive Inc.
Exponential Interactive Inc. is a technology-enabled media company that delivers innovative products and services. From premium publishers and CPM advertisers to performance marketing and highly engaging video solutions, Exponential delivers results for online advertisers. "
target: Adotube, Inc.
AdoTube™ is the leading global in-stream advertising technology company. AdoTube's powerful and flexible technology provides a centralized end-to-end digital video solution offering publishers and advertisers easy and efficient access to in-stream video advertising across all media platforms.
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closed 8/16/2011 via BusinessWire

IgnitionOne, Inc., acquired AdJug Ltd

synopsis: IgnitionOne, an international digital marketing technology and solutions company, has acquired AdJug, a leading display advertising exchange for unsold premium inventory. The two companies will integrate their technologies to provide marketers with a solution that simplifies the buying, targeting and measurement of online advertising.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: IgnitionOne, Inc.
IgnitionOne is the world’s first closed loop Digital Marketing Suite, offering multiple solutions to improve online performance within a single interface. Solutions include ad management, cross-channel attribution and on-site optimization all through a single, simple-to-implement website tag. "
target parent: Hubert Burda Media
target: AdJug Ltd
AdJug Ltd., based in London, Munich and Bangalore, is the largest and longest-running transparent display ad Exchange for premium unsold inventory in Europe. The AdJug Exchange serves three billion+ ad impressions per month to more than 67 million unique users per month.
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closed 6/8/2011 via GlobeNewswire

SoundBite Communications, Inc., acquired SmartReply, Inc.

synopsis: SoundBite Communications, Inc., a leading global provider of cloud-based proactive customer communications solutions, announced the acquisition of key assets of SmartReply, a mobile marketing pioneer. The acquisition advances SoundBite's position in mobile marketing and significantly expands its penetration in the retail vertical.
buyer: SoundBite Communications, Inc. (SDBT:$48.07)
SoundBite Communications is a leading global provider of cloud-based, multi-channel proactive customer communications solutions designed to transform the way organizations communicate throughout the customer lifecycle to build trusted, lifelong and profitable relationships. "
target: SmartReply, Inc.
SmartReply is North America’s largest mobile marketing and mobile advertising provider, with the most comprehensive multi-channel solutions in the industry. SmartReply delivers mobile marketing solutions for approximately 40 companies, including many of the top retail brands in North America.
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closed 6/7/2011 via PR Newswire

Batanga, Inc., acquired Adfunky

synopsis: Batanga, Inc., the largest independent digital media company serving the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets, announced the acquisition of Adfunky, a fast growing ad network and digital media company founded by Internet veterans to boost the results of advertisers, agencies and publishers.
buyer: Batanga, Inc.
Batanga, Inc. is the largest independent digital media company serving the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets. Its holdings include Batanga Network and Batanga.com. Batanga Network reaches the most U.S. Hispanics online, across all categories and demographics. "
target: Adfunky
Based in Argentina, Adfunky is a fast growing ad network and digital media company founded by Internet veterans to boost the results of advertisers, agencies and publishers. The company does business globally with a special focus in Latin America.
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closed 2/4/2011 via PR Newswire

Reply! Inc., acquired adHUBS Inc.

synopsis: Reply.com, the leading auction marketplace for the acquisition of locally-targeted and category specific customer prospects, has announced the acquisition of adHUBs Inc., a leading publisher of mobile applications.
buyer: Reply! Inc.
Reply.com operates a proprietary auction marketplace that enables advertisers to acquire locally-targeted and category-specific customer prospects on a cost-per-Enhanced Click™ or cost-per-lead basis. "
target: adHUBS Inc.
adHUBS Inc. is a leading publisher of mobile applications. adHUBs has grown rapidly and currently offers over 1000 apps for iPhone and Android devices. Over 3.5 million adHUBs apps have been downloaded.
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closed 11/2/2010 via PR Newswire

Adsmarket, Ltd., acquired Ergos Media

synopsis: Adsmarket LATAM, a fast-growing performance company in Spain, Portugal and Latin America, recently acquired Ergos Media, the online media network leader in Mexico with strong presence in the whole Latin America.
buyer: Adsmarket, Ltd.
Adsmarket Group provides a comprehensive online marketing solution, including display advertising, a performance-based affiliate management platform and network, search marketing, and alternative payment solutions. "
target: Ergos Media
Ergos is a media technology company that provides online advertising services to online advertisers seeking a mass medium to position its brand and also for those seeking direct response initiatives.
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closed 9/8/2010 via PR Newswire

Selling Source, LLC, acquired Q Interactive

synopsis: Selling Source, LLC announced that it has completed the acquisition of The Q Interactive Network, which includes seven affiliated digital marketing businesses and web properties, including Q Interactive, ClickGen, CoolSavings, Vente, Postmaster Direct, ThruChannel and Right Mail Marketing.
buyer parent: London Bay Capital, LLC
buyer: Selling Source, LLC
Selling Source LLC is the parent company of an integrated group of online advertising, lead generation & data businesses. For more than ten years, Selling Source has pioneered online marketing strategies for specialty finance companies & now serves customers in more than one dozen industry sectors. "
target parent: Intrepid Investments, LLC
target: Q Interactive
Q Interactive provides digital marketing services that help advertisers reach their target consumers and publishers better monetize their online audience. Q Interactive uses a unique combination of behavioral, demographic and transactional data to provide superior campaign performance.
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closed 6/21/2010 via Market Wire

Adknowledge, Inc., acquired Hydra Media Group

synopsis: Adknowledge, the largest privately-owned Internet ad network, announced it has completed its acquisition of Hydra Group, a premium CPA (cost-per-acquisition) performance marketing network.
buyer: Adknowledge, Inc.
Adknowledge, a privately-owned internet advertising network, operates a single, auction-based advertiser marketplace at www.bidsystem.com where advertisers can go to solve all of their marketing needs outside of search. "
target: Hydra Media Group
Hydra Media is one of the first action-based online marketing agencies. Through Hydra Network (originally known as LynxTrack), lead generation properties and data mangement services, advertisers earn continuing sales or validated customer lead volume that is profitable.
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closed 6/10/2010 via BusinessWire

Komli Media India Pvt. Ltd., acquired PostClick

synopsis: Komli Media, India’s largest and most successful digital media network platform, announced that it has acquired PostClick, Australia’s leading premium website representation firm, to become the leading digital media network platform across Asia Pacific. Together, the company now reaches over 30 million monthly unique visitors across the region.
buyer: Komli Media India Pvt. Ltd.
Komli Media is Asia Pacific’s leading digital media network platform. Its digital advertising technologies enable marketers to reach and acquire their audiences and publishers to maximize their revenues. "
target: PostClick
Established in 2001, PostClick is Australia’s leading site representation firm, strategically positioned to offer media agencies and advertisers innovative, fully-optimised business solutions.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 4/26/2010 via BusinessWire

MediaTrust, acquired Bardon Advisors

synopsis: MediaTrust, the New York-based digital performance marketing company, has acquired Bardon Advisors, a leading Los Angeles-based Cost Per Click (CPC) search & affiliate marketing platform for online advertisers and publishers.
buyer: MediaTrust
MediaTrust makes pay-for-results online advertising easier. MediaTrust offers an innovative online technology platform, supported by best-in-class service, and access to the best direct response advertisers and affiliate publishers in the industry. "
target: Bardon Advisors
Bardon Advisors is a leading Los Angeles-based Cost Per Click (CPC) search & affiliate marketing platform for online advertisers and publishers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/18/2010 via PR Newswire

Epic Advertising, Inc. merged with Connexus Corporation,

synopsis: Connexus Corporation, owner of Traffic Marketplace, the premier online ad network and social media company, and Epic Advertising, the world's largest privately-owned performance network and search marketing company announced the completion of their merger, and the formation of Epic Media Group as the parent company.
buyer: Connexus Corporation
Connexus owns Traffic Marketplace, the premier B2A™ (Business-to-Audience) digital marketing company, Traffic Marketplace delivers relevance in online display, registration path, mobile and social media advertising by empowering advertisers to reach, target, and engage their ideal audience. "
target: Epic Advertising, Inc.
Epic Advertising is a global online performance network and search marketing company that provides advertisers and agencies with measurable Internet advertising impact.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/6/2009 via BusinessWire

LIN TV Corp., acquired Red McCombs Media

synopsis: LIN TV Corp, a local television and digital media company, announced the acquisition of Red McCombs Media, LP, an online advertising and media services company. The acquisition significantly expands LIN TV’s local multi-platform offerings by providing national advertising and enhanced services such as targeted display, and rich media.
buyer: LIN TV Corp. (LIN:$652.36)
LIN TV Corp., along with its subsidiaries, is a local multi-platform digital media company, owning and/or operating 27 nationally-affiliated broadcast network television stations in 17 U.S. markets, more than 50 interactive television station and niche web sites and mobile marketing solutions. "
target: Red McCombs Media
Red McCombs Media, LP is an online advertising and media services company. RM Media connects targeted audiences with advertisers and publishers based on demographic, psychographic and consumer behaviors to enhance branding and maximize client return on investment.
price ($mm)[EV]
$7.20 [$10.00]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/27/2009 via PR Newswire

Orange France Telecom Group, acquired UNANIMIS

synopsis: The Orange France Telecom Group is announcing that it has acquired 100% of UNANIMIS, the UK's largest exclusive digital advertising network. Advertisers, buyers and media agencies will now be able to reach over 71.5% of the UK's online population and over 66% of the online population across UK, France, Spain and Poland.
buyer: Orange France Telecom Group (ENXTPA:ORA:$46,007.50)
France Telecom-Orange is the number three mobile operator and the number one provider of broadband internet services in Europe and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies. "
target: UNANIMIS
Founded in 2001 Unanimis is the UK’s largest exclusive digital advertising network, specialising in branded and performance display advertising, reaching over 69% of the UK online population (approximately 25.6 million unique users per month).
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/3/2009 via BusinessWire

Ybrant Digital, acquired Max Interactive Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Ybrant Digital, the leading provider of digital marketing solutions, announced the acquisition of privately owned Max Interactive, the top Ad network in Australia.
buyer: Ybrant Digital (BSE:532368:$325.42)
Ybrant Digital offers comprehensive end-to-end digital marketing services to direct marketers, brand advertisers and marketing agencies. Ybrant focuses on harnessing the marketing power of the digital media. Ybrant Digital has presence in US, Europe and Asia. "
target: Max Interactive Pty Ltd.
Max Interactive is an independent Interactive Sales and Marketing Network established in Australia October 2001.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/5/2009 via PR Newswire

Hi-Media Group, will acquire AdLINK Media

synopsis: Hi-media, the online media group, announced the signature of an agreement protocol with respect to the acquisition of AdLINK Media, the display advertising network of AdLINK Internet Media AG. The acquisition will make Hi-media the European leader in Internet audience monetization.
buyer: Hi-Media Group (ENXTPA:ADUX:$38.05)
Hi-media, the online media group, is one of the top Internet publishers in the world with more than 50 million unique visitors per month on its proprietary websites. Hi-media is also a leading European player in online advertising and electronic payment. "
target parent: United Internet AG
target: AdLINK Media
AdLINK Media is Europe’s leading independent online Marketing agent specialised in display Marketing. It has established offices in 13 countries since the company was founded in 1996.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
$41
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2009 via BusinessWire

Sapient Corporation, acquired Nitro Group

synopsis: Sapient announced that it has completed its acquisition of Nitro Group Ltd., a leading global advertising network that serves major clients including Mars, ConAgra, Volvo, Nike and Foot Locker.
buyer: Sapient Corporation
Sapient, a global services firm, operates two groups—Sapient Interactive and Sapient Consulting—that help clients compete, evolve and grow in an increasingly complex marketplace. "
target: Nitro Group
Nitro Group is a global communications network that spans seven offices around the world. Nitro facilitates measurable business growth for leading clients through a results-oriented approach that combines communications with business strategy, digital innovation and branded entertainment.
price ($mm)
$31
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/15/2008 via paidContent.org

Technorati, acquired AdEngage

synopsis: Technorati has bought a small LA-based online ad network AdEngage. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. AdEngage was founded in 2004, and according to the company, serves about 12 billion ads on 4,000 sites each year, most of them smaller sites than Technorati’s own new-ish ad network.
buyer: Technorati (SYNC:$108.71)
Technorati is an Internet search engine for searching blogs, competing with Google and Yahoo. Technorati indexes 112.8 million blogs and over 250 million pieces of tagged social media. "
target: AdEngage
AdEngage operates a major online advertising network that displays ads on more than 2500 websites and works with thousands of advertisers to display over 10 billion ads every month.
price ($mm)
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Ticker: APPZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
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year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: IRYS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc. is an e-commerce software and services company that engages in the development, marketing, and commercialization of an online product and inventory search application for retailers and consumers.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: TSE:3680
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hottolink, Inc.
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.88
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.38
Net Income ($mm)
$0.57
Employees
28
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Ticker: TSE:3659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,372.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,035.14
EBIT ($mm)
$970.78
Net Income ($mm)
$1,059.35
Employees
6441
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A263750
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pearl Abyss
Pearl Abyss
Pearl Abyss is the Korean studio behind the hit PC MMORPG Black Desert Online, which was named MMORPG of the Year in 2016. Since the company's founding in 2010, it has successfully launched its game in South Korea, Japan, Russia, North/South America, Europe, Taiwan, and 100 other countries.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$104.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.85
EBIT ($mm)
$57.44
Net Income ($mm)
$43.97
Employees
0
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Ticker: WSE:MGS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A. is a Polish company that operates CSCenter.pl and MyCraft.pl, gaming websites that provide the latest news, videos and live streams for the games Counter-Strike and Minecraft. The company produces games as well, mainly in the MMORPG genre using a free-to-play business model.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.25
EBIT ($mm)
$0.14
Net Income ($mm)
$0.06
Employees
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A299910
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vespa Inc
Vespa Inc
Vespa, Inc is a leading game developer based in Seoul, South Korea. They are the creators behind "King’s Raid", a mobile game that’s available on all app stores.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$109.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.02
EBIT ($mm)
$24.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A060240
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Longtu Korea Inc.
Longtu Korea Inc.
Longtu Korea Inc. is an Android game developer that has been active since 2015. The current app portfolio contains 4 games. Longtu Korea is known for its popular mobile MMORPG Sword and Magic.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$53.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$0.42
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
77
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Ticker: OTCPK:FONU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FonU2
FonU2
FonU2, a developer of mobile applications bringing sellers and buyers of services and products together in real time. Its mobile service provides a destination for sellers and buyers to list and search for services/products, schedule appointments, and make payments.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$0.32
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5
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Ticker: FB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Facebook
Facebook
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$70,697.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$29,727.00
EBIT ($mm)
$23,986.00
Net Income ($mm)
$18,485.00
Employees
44942
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$53,544.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$21,652.02
EBIT ($mm)
$15,948.80
Net Income ($mm)
$13,242.41
Employees
60860
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Ticker: TSE:2121
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mixi, Inc.
Mixi, Inc.
mixi, Inc. is an information technology (IT) company that has two business segments. The Social Net segment operates a Website for social networking services (SNSs) under the site name mixi. The Find Job! segment operates a job advertising site under the name Find Job!
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,098.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$236.69
EBIT ($mm)
$223.23
Net Income ($mm)
$144.76
Employees
960
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Ticker: LSE:MAIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Today, the company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,091.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.09
EBIT ($mm)
($73.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3463
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Ticker: TSE:3632
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gree, Inc.
Gree, Inc.
GREE develops games at its studios in Japan, North America, and South Korea, producing high-ranking titles in the app markets of each region. The company was founded in 2004.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$703.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$97.60
EBIT ($mm)
$85.11
Net Income ($mm)
$42.53
Employees
1416
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Ticker: BSE:532368
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$325.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
$58.21
Employees
1000
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Ticker: BIT:DIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital360
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$15.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.02
Net Income ($mm)
$0.38
Employees
0
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Ticker: STBV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strategic Global Investments, Inc.
Strategic Global Investments, Inc.
Strategic Global Investments is a company engaged in providing its customers with various venues to reach their target audience with on demand programming or advertising through Wazillo.com and WazilloMedia.com.
year
2014
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Ticker: ENCR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Encounter Technologies Inc.
Encounter Technologies Inc.
Encounter.com, Inc. is an online Video distribution and Technology company that launches proprietary syndication platforms and offers a variety of video technology and distribution services to other companies.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.24
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.27)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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